16 days tour of Beijing-Lhasa-Everest Base Camp by land-Zhangmu-Kathmandu Tour
Embark on the 21:30 pm express train from Beijing to Lhasa, we will take the luxury sleeping- beds, air-conditioned, with toilet, restaurants, oxygen available.
Note: If you are coming from Beijing to Lhasa, you need a Chinese visa which you can apply at Chinese embassy in your home town. Also you need a permit to enter Lhasa / Tibet which we will make and delivered to Beijing and our Beijing branch office will handover you once you are in Beijing. If you are coming from Kathmandu, we need to apply your group visa in Kathmandu only.
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Destination(s): Lhasa, Everest Base Camp Tibet
Specialty Categories: Jeep Driving, Sightseeing
Season: March - December
Trip type: Cultural tour 4WD adventure
Meals: Daily breakfast
Day 1-2 Train from Beijing-Lhasa
In about 47 hours, we will cross Xi an and run through the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, on the world highest railway, climbing from 2,829m above sea level to 3,641m at Lhasa. At 20:58 pm. arrive in Lhasa. Our tour guide will pick up you from the train station and transfer you to the hotel. Note that Lhasa is 3650 meters above sea level, and it may take some time to get used to the thinner air in such a high altitude area.
Day 03: Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace & Jokhang Temple
Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung monastery, Sera monastery & Norbulingka summer palace
Today you will be arranged to visit Drepung, Sera monasteries and Summer Palace - Norbulingka palace. Both Drepung and Sera monasteries are Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see. Norbulingka is the summer palace of Dalai Lama, you can visit the residences of different lineages of the Dalai Lama. The park is crowded with picnickers and traditional activities during the Shoton (Yogurt festival) in August. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 5 - Lhasa-Testing:
Drive to Tsetang, and visit the Yumbulagang Palace, the Trandruk Monastery.
Day 6 - Tsetang-Gyangtse
Drive to the ferry of the Yarlung Tsangpo River takes the ferry across to visit the Samye Monastery. Then drive back to Gyangtse, check in the hotel.
Day 7 - Gyangtse-Shigatse
Today's excursion covers Palkhor Monastery and Gyangtse Old Street in the morning. Then, drive to Shigatse. After lunch, visit Tashilunpo. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 - Shigatse-Dingri
Transfer to Dingri, and check in at the hotel. See Sakya Monastery and Lhatse city on the way to Dingri. Dinner is served at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 - Dingri-Everest Base Camp-Dingri
Today's sightseeing takes you to the Everest Base Camp and the highest Monastery in the world, Rongbuk Monastery. Then back to Dingri. Dinner is served at guest house. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10 - Dingri- Zhangmu
Drive to Zhangmu (about 6 hours) and transfer to the hotel. On the way, you could enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Himilayas. Dinner is served in the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Zhangmu - Katmandu
See off at the Friendship Bridge of the border to Nepal. After receive and complete immigration formalities. Drive to Kathmandu about 125 Km. Arrival check in, rest of the day on your own.
Day 12 - Katmandu
Guided cultural tour around Kathmandu (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa & Bouddhanath Stupa).
Day 13 - Katmandu
Guided sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Evening farewell dinner with culture show.
Day 14 - Departure from Katmandu
Transfer to airport for your final departure to home.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.
In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.
We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.
You can take a train journey from any parts of Mainland china to Lhasa. Let us know from which city you want to come to Lhasa by train then we will provide you train fare with all necessary details. Contact us for more info on train.
Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.
08 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.
Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful Trans Himalayan overland journey. No matter about the group size, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.
Overland trip in Tibet involves five to six hours driving per day, but comparatively little walking (indeed, walking is not mandatory). However, it is all at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical requirements, but high altitude experience is a plus.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.
Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek
My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA